KDEC would like to invite you to be a part of these exciting organizations. When you join, you will receive the benefits of a number of opportunities and publications (Young Exceptional Children, Teaching Exceptional Children, Exceptional Children and the Journal of Early Intervention).

KDEC provides:

  • Opportunities to interact, collaborate and communicate with others in the field
  • Up-to-date information on new findings in research, policy, current issues and best practices
  • Reduced rates for the KDEC annual conference.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you may e-mail Contact KDEC at Contact KDEC, for an application. You may also join by visiting the Council for Exceptional Children website ( We would love to add you and your colleagues to our organization.

To become a member of the Kansas Division for Early Childhood (KDEC) individuals first need to become a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Division for Early Childhood (DEC). Once the individual has joined CEC and DEC, they will automatically become a member of KDEC.

Why should you become a member of

Photo of a young girlThese professional organizations are the voice for our professionals in special education. Additionally, you will receive:

1. Cutting edge Journals

2. Access to state-of-the-art books and resources

3. Professional development opportunities at reduced rates

4. Partnerships for advocacy on issues improtant to professionals, children and families

5. Networking opportunities

6. Access to professional insurance

Please click here for Membership Options Flyer (PDF)